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Old 06-05-2019, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Willcox Corvette View Post
First off.. wow.. 50k views in a year...

Okay.. I'll have to revisit this for you. But if you have the 1963-1979 snubber the hole in the bracket needs to be enlarged to the size of the bushing that pass's through the hole. If you have micrometer you can measure this by using the bushing... if not post back and I'll have Kevin mic one tomorrow for you.

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I should have stated enlarge the hole in the bracket not the snubber . I also reviewed the the info and it specifically says 80-82. I have a 80

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Old 06-05-2019, 11:40 AM
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I should have stated enlarge the hole in the bracket not the snubber . I also reviewed the the info and it specifically says 80-82. I have a 80
The only snubber cushion that is available is the one that was made for 1963-1979 cars with the metal bracket fixed to the rear end. The 1980-1982 cars had this bracket made into the carrier. So to install the 63-79 cushion you'll need to measure the width of the cushion that has to fit into the bracket on your rear end. Then enlarge the hole to that size and install. You don't enlarge the snubber, if you look at it there is a metal sleeve that has to fit inside the bracket. If you don't enlarge the hole it won't fit.

The hole Od on the 63-79 snubber is 7/8" the one on your car is smaller. So you'll need to enlarge the hole in your bracket to accept the 7/8" od snubber cushion.

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I took apart all my doors and window hardware to clean and replace some of them about a 1 1/2 years ago, now I want to put back together I kind of remember how to put them back together but I need some help, do you have any illustrations or videos that can help me achieve this goal. Thank you.
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The diagram above should help some, but there is a ton more in the AIM. You can order this book by what year you have at this link. Then enter "Free" as the coupon code and there will be no shipping. Once completed we will email you a downloadable link that is good for 72 hours. Please specify what year car you have in step five of the check out.

https://willcoxcorvette.com/corvette...cd-format-2530

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Old 06-10-2019, 07:53 PM
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four day break... you guys break anything lately? lol
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I had the new soft top installed on my 73 and they did an exceptional job. One of the problems with my rear deck, is that it does not go all the way open. When I pull the top from the rear section (opening), I have to raise the rear deck five or six inches (with my free hand) so the top will clear the deck edge. Is there a way to expand or shim the springs? The springs are probably original and changing the springs may be out of my league. Your thoughts would be welcome.
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Hi Ernie,

have you seen the emails I sent you re reproduction rear bars ?

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I saw Tommy when he left today... I told him to send you what ever he had and if he didn't have one to let me know I'd get Kevin on it asap.

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Hey Ernie, the sender showed up Friday and I put it in Saturday. I had the car out all day Sunday and it was beautiful!!!!
I have 2 mechanical gauges in line now as well and they all read the same!! Thanks again!!! Hope to see you if you come out to the coast!
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:37 PM
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Ernie

I had the new soft top installed on my 73 and they did an exceptional job. One of the problems with my rear deck, is that it does not go all the way open. When I pull the top from the rear section (opening), I have to raise the rear deck five or six inches (with my free hand) so the top will clear the deck edge. Is there a way to expand or shim the springs? The springs are probably original and changing the springs may be out of my league. Your thoughts would be welcome.
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There could be two different issues, one would be a weak spring the other would be the spring is not in the correct tooth for your deck lid. There are multiple teeth that adjust the tension of the deck lid spring.

Years ago I made this tool in the shop from two old rear spring washers and two old trailing arm shims.... I suppose if you need one I could have the shop fab you one up but it really makes the job of adjustment and removal easy. There is also a page on my tech site that explains in more detail. http://repairs.willcoxcorvette.com/h...d-spring-tool/


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have you seen the emails I sent you re reproduction rear bars ?

No I've not, but I won't be in until tomorrow. I sent Tommy a message to check for them.

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Hey Ernie, the sender showed up Friday and I put it in Saturday. I had the car out all day Sunday and it was beautiful!!!!
I have 2 mechanical gauges in line now as well and they all read the same!! Thanks again!!! Hope to see you if you come out to the coast!
Awesome... do you have the adjustable resistor on the back of the gauge?

According to the boss... (the wife), we'll be in Ca this month, then in Denver in Sept, so Maine may have to be in Oct. I'm not sure. I always tell here if she makes the plans, I'll be there.

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Hit Wilcox Ernie,



Wanted to jump on the same topic. Hope you get this and supply some info,.


You are the last ditch help before I blow up my 73. I started with a "let's make it better project" of changing the window and door weather-strip on a 73 coupe.


disclaimer -- the windows worked going up and down but were not by any means aligned for good operation. Needed a nudge here and there but they did for the most part follow the track in the windshield and door strips.


Problem -- after installing the new windshield and read pieces the windows are so far out they miss the track in the weatherstrip and almost ride behind the strip. I have adjusted and pushed the track rails with little effect. I have adjusted the top front to back for even alignment against the T-tops. My result is zero!


What I ask you folks is where in the hell do I go from here. I have looked at your diagrams and tried to follow but it is like my doors are canted inward which I know is not possible.


Your ideas on this mess are sadly needed. Many thanks


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Awesome... do you have the adjustable resistor on the back of the gauge?

According to the boss... (the wife), we'll be in Ca this month, then in Denver in Sept, so Maine may have to be in Oct. I'm not sure. I always tell here if she makes the plans, I'll be there.

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Thats Good news , The weather may still be good in October for cruising. And yes, the adjustable resistor is still in place if I need it!!!

Thanks again!!

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Thats Good news , The weather may still be good in October for cruising. And yes, the adjustable resistor is still in place if I need it!!!

Thanks again!!

Scott
Good deal.... I'm not sure when I'll be up there... Like I said, it's up to the real boss... lol..

Now...
For the guy on the window issue... it's 9.50 here and I'll take a look at it tomorrow...

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Thanks for the info. I will take a look and try to see / figure out which problem I have.
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Hello! I have an issue with my door and it will not open at all. I bought the car and it seemed stuck/jammed and could not be opened. I tried several methods for hours trying to get it open. One was was the screwdriver trick on the metal tab that opens the door. The only issue with that is that there is a plastic rain guard/protective covering that is in front of the mechanics of the door operation so I can not access the metal tab. Is there any way to get the door panel off with the door closed? I am trying everything!! Thank you so much!

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Pushing downward on the lever shown below will release the door even if the door is locked.

Your car has what was called an anti theft shield over the door lock. This was because back in the older days people would jamb an ice pick through the fiberglass and open or unlock the door. So getting to this lever can be a trick especially if you have the anti theft shields in place.

You have the shields so you’ll have to pry around it (or through it) to get a long screw drive on that lever. Doing this will more than likely damage the shield but the is not mandatory for the lock or door to work.



You can see the shield in this picture.

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Thanks for the info. I will take a look and try to see / figure out which problem I have.
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I'm having Kevin make two more of the tools today, I guess I'll put them on the site and see how they go. While crude in nature they work perfectly. If they do I'll possibly think of making them out of some flat stock permanently. The issue are; you do one side at a time and if the spring is being replaced you have to find a way to expand it to insert the tool so you can install it. I don't remember how we expanded the spring the last time but when the guys get in the shop today I'll ask them.

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Pushing downward on the lever shown below will release the door even if the door is locked.

Your car has what was called an anti theft shield over the door lock. This was because back in the older days people would jamb an ice pick through the fiberglass and open or unlock the door. So getting to this lever can be a trick especially if you have the anti theft shields in place.

You have the shields so you’ll have to pry around it (or through it) to get a long screw drive on that lever. Doing this will more than likely damage the shield but the is not mandatory for the lock or door to work.



You can see the shield in this picture.

Thank you so much for your response! I am going to try to get at that piece again today. I am going to pry back the plastic piece best I can to access the mechanisms. Hopefully I am successful!
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